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|Birth name||Eric Matthew Stefani|
June 17, 1967 |
Fullerton, California, U.S.
|Origin||Anaheim, California, U.S.|
Eric Matthew Stefani (born June 17, 1967) is an American musician, composer, writer, and animator best known as the founder and former member of the ska punk band No Doubt. He is the older brother of Gwen Stefani and is also a former animator on the animated sitcom The Simpsons  & The Ren & Stimpy Show.
Eric, Gwen, and John formed the band No Doubt in 1986. The group added several members, performing live shows at Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach. The group started writing original material, much of which Eric contributed. Eric left after the band's breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom was recorded. He and Gwen were nominated at the 1998 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year for "Don't Speak".